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Blue Jays' Chacin arrested for DUI

Posted: Friday March 16, 2007 6:32PM; Updated: Saturday March 17, 2007 2:57AM
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Gustavo Chacin is 23-14 with a 4.05 ERA in 53 career starts with the Blue Jays.
Gustavo Chacin is 23-14 with a 4.05 ERA in 53 career starts with the Blue Jays.
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By John Donovan, SI.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Gustavo Chacin was arrested and charged early Friday morning in Tampa, Fla., on a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence.

Chacin, who slots into the Jays' rotation alongside Roy Halladay and A.J. Burnett, was stopped by Tampa Police at 3:43 a.m., booked, then released on a $500 bond later in the morning. Police reports said his blood alcohol content measured .150 at the time of his arrest, almost twice the legal limit of .08.

"I don't know where it stands right now," general manager J.P. Ricciardi told SI.com early Friday evening. "Obviously, it's got to go through the system. But we don't know all the facts yet."

Chacin, 26, went 9-4 with a 5.05 ERA last season for the Jays. He missed more than two months with an elbow injury. Toronto re-signed him to a one-year contract in March.

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